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Residents inspect damages after an airstrike on the rebel held al-Maysar neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian people must sit down for political talks and adopt a new constitution for their country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

Putin, in his annual televised phone-in, said Russia was doing everything to ensure the situation in Syria did not deteriorate.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Andrew Osborn; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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